When the sun goes down, the traders have already laid out their wares and the opera singers and fortune tellers begin to emerge. Welcome to the Temple Street Night Market, a popular street bazaar, named after a Tin Hau temple located in the centre of its main drag, and a place so steeped in local atmosphere that it has served as the backdrop to many a memorable movie.
Trinkets, tea ware, electronics, watches, menswear, jade and antiques are scrutinised and haggled over, while claypot rice, seafood, noodles and other treats are consumed with gusto.
Temple Street Night Market is an enduring example of the theatre and festivity of a Chinese market. And it’s on show nightly.
Address: Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
Transport: 1. MTR Yau Ma Tei Station, Exit C, turn onto Temple Street at Man Ming Lane; 2. MTR Jordan Station, Exit A. Turn right onto Jordan Road and then take another right onto Temple Street.